Trump Budget Would Shrink Deficits by One-Third by 2027, CBO Says

Trump Budget Would Shrink Deficits by One-Third by 2027, CBO Says

Trump Budget Would Shrink Deficits by One-Third by 2027, CBO Says

President Trump has touted his 2018 budget as a plan that would balance the budget in 10 years and reduce the national debt from 77 percent of GDP to 60 percent. This week the White House even released a video on its official Twitter account that assailed the credibility of the C.B.O.

Under the president's blueprint, annual deficits would range between 2.6% and 3.3% of GDP, down from 3.6% this year, the CBO projects.

The nonpartisan tax and budget analysis agency estimates the White House budget proposal rolled out in May would cut the federal deficit by almost one-third from 2018 to 2027 compared to current baseline projections.

Trump's May budget submission proposed jarring, politically unrealistic cuts to the social safety net for the poor and a swath of other domestic programs.

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In fiscal 2016, the deficit was $585 billion, while the CBO expects it to grow to $693 billion for the 2017 fiscal year.

CBO also said that the Trump budget contained too little detail to accurately predict its effects on the economy.

However, the CBO said it would not balance the budget.

The analysis came as the administration and Republicans controlling the House are struggling to unite Republicans behind an alternative congressional budget plan that's a prerequisite for a hoped-for tax reform effort this fall.

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Mulvaney said that discussion continues among House lawmakers about fashioning a package of cuts from so-called mandatory programs that can win support from both conservative and centrist Republicans.

"The preliminary analysis from the Office of Management and Budget forecast that 26 million people would lose coverage over the next decade, versus the 24 million [the] CBO estimates", Politico reported in March, citing a document obtained by the publication.

The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said on Thursday that President Donald Trump's 2018 budget would reduce the federal deficit over the next decade but the reduction will be lower than White House estimates due to slower economic growth.

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